Royal Canadian Mint, 2017 $20 Silver Coin
We are very happy to announce that the Royal Canadian Mint has selected Allan’s artwork to be featured on a $20 Silver coin designed exclusively for their Master’s Club collectors. This 1 oz fine silver coin showcases a Grizzly Bear in a riverbed habitat. Salmon can be seen through the blue translucent enamel creating the effect that they are swimming underwater. Allan is honoured to have been selected for this exciting new coin! For more info: Canadian Mint
FULL SPECTRUM, White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC
This major exhibition of new original artwork by Allan, Laura Harris, Renato Muccillo and Graeme Shaw opens May 5, 2017 at White Rock Gallery in White Rock, British Columbia. Four artists, each with their own unique style. The show continues until May 13, 2017. For more info: www.whiterockgallery.com
2015 Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp & Print
Allan’s painting entitled “Blossoming – Mourning Doves” has been unveiled by Wildlife Habitat Canada as the image for the 2015 Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp! This is the third time Canada’s national conservation stamp has featured Allan’s artwork. For more info: www.whc.org
A NORTHERN TAPESTRY, Whistling Fish Productions
Two presentations of A Northern Tapestry, by Whistling Fish Productions, were held at the ArtSpring theatre on Salt Spring Island in November 2014. The performance was written to celebrate the beauty of the Canadian landscape as seen through the eyes of Canadian artists in image, word and music. Both historic and contemporary works were featured. Five of Allan's paintings were among the images used.
For more info: www.whistlingfishproductions.com
FIELDS & FEATHERS, Webster Galleries, Calgary, AB
Webster Galleries in Calgary, Alberta is featuring an exhibition of Allan’s paintings from September 20 to October 18, 2014. Having lived on the Prairies for fifteen years, the region has greatly influenced Allan’s artwork. “Fields & Feathers” was inspired by and celebrates the birds of the Prairies that so many of us enjoy.
For more info: www.webstergalleries.com>
2014 Salmon Conservation Stamp & Print
Pacific Salmon Foundation has announced that Allan's painting entitled "Rapid Approach - Chum Salmon & Grizzly," has been chosen for the 2014 Salmon Conservation Stamp! The stamp is featured on the Tidal Water License and raises funds for salmon restoration and enhancement projects in BC. Limited edition prints will also be available.
Please visit Pacific Salmon Foundation's website at PSF for more information.
BirdLife International World Congress, Ottawa 2013
Nature Canada and Bird Studies Canada hosted the BirdLife International World Congress in Ottawa from June 19-22, 2013. The Congress was attended by delegates from around the world including Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado of Japan, BirdLife Honorary President. Allan’s painting “Gray-crowned Crane” was featured at the Gala in support of BirdLife International’s conservation efforts. We are very pleased to announce that Princess Takamado purchased Allan’s painting that evening! Allan is extremely honoured to have his work in the collection of Her Imperial Highness and also to have been able to support an event where many worldwide conservation issues were addressed.
For more info: Birdlife World Congress 2013
The Pointing Dog Journal, March/April 2013
Allan’s painting entitled “Gotcha! – Babe” is currently featured in the March/April issue of The Pointing Dog Journal. The painting was commissioned by collectors of Allan’s work looking to have their two-year old Brittany Red Diamond beauty “Babe” portrayed in a favourite activity. You’ll find it on page 56.
Visions: W. Allan Hancock & Ray Ward, Peninsula Gallery, Sidney, BC
On November 3, 2012, a two-man show entitled Visions: Two Artist’s Views of the West opened at the Peninsula Gallery in Sidney, BC. It featured artwork by Allan and fellow artist Ray Ward. Many of the paintings were inspired by a trip along the BC coast that both artists took earlier in the year. For more info: Peninsula Art Gallery (Photo credit: Kevin Johnson)
Canada’s Raincoast At Risk, Raincoast Conservation Foundation
Canada’s Raincoast At Risk is a book published by Raincoast Conservation Foundation that features all of the artwork included in the Art For An Oil-Free Coast touring exhibition. Along with the artwork, the book includes sketches and a short biography on each artist. It also features poetry and essays portraying the beauty and importance of the Great Bear Rainforest. Allan’s work can be found on pages 96-97. To purchase books or for more info: Raincoast Conservation Foundation
Art For An Oil-Free Coast Touring Exhibition
Resulting from a trip to the Great Bear Rainforest is an exhibition of artworks inspired by BC’s central coast. Each artist that visited the area produced and donated one work of art to Raincoast Conservation Foundation’s touring exhibition. Beginning with stops in BC in 2012, the exhibition will continue across Canada in 2013 to raise awareness of the need to protect this important area. “Swell For Now – Tufted Puffin” is Allan’s contribution to this effort. For exhibition dates and more info: Raincoast Conservation Foundation
Great Bear Rainforest
In June 2012, Allan was one of the invited artists that visited the Great Bear Rainforest on the central coast of BC. The trip was sponsored by the Raincoast Conservation Foundation to raise awareness of the dramatic beauty and ecological diversity of the area, now under threat by proposed oil tanker activity. Not only is this area home to Grizzly Bears, Black Bears and numerous other species of wildlife, it is the only place in the world where Spirit (Kermode) Bears exist. Along with Humpback Whales and an abundance of marine life, this area is stunningly beautiful and definitely worth protecting. (Photo credit: Kevin Johnson)
2011 Robert Bateman Get-To-Know Launch
On April 21, 2011 (Earth Day) Allan was the guest artist/speaker at the launch of the 2011 Robert Bateman Get-To-Know program at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Canada. After drawing a Snowy Owl with the students, Allan encouraged them to spend time outdoors discovering nature, even in their own backyards. For more info: get-to-know.org.
2011 Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp & Print
Allan's painting entitled Along The Edgewater - American Wigeon has been selected by Wildlife Habitat Canada for the 2011 Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp & Print. This is the second time Allan has received this honour, the first being in 2005 with Wintering West - Harlequin Ducks. Please be sure to check the Up-coming Shows & Events section for the official launch date.
AMAZING ANIMALS by Margriet Ruurs, Tundra Books
In fall of 2009, Allan began working on an exciting new project after being contacted by a book publishing company. AMAZING ANIMALS, written by Margriet Ruurs and published by Tundra Books, will highlight the remarkable things that creatures do and will also feature about 50 of Allan's paintings! AMAZING ANIMALS will be available in March 2011. Launch dates and book signing locations to be announced soon. For more info: www.tundrabooks.com
AMAZING ANIMALS: A One Man Show, Peninsula Gallery, Sidney, BC
The Peninsula Gallery in Sidney, BC is having an exhibition of all of Allan's paintings to be featured in Margriet Ruurs' book AMAZING ANIMALS. The show runs from September 19 - October 2, 2010. Allan will be in attendance at the opening reception on Sunday, September 19, 2010 from 1 - 4 pm. We hope to see you there! For more info: www.pengal.com
WITNESS: SELECTED POEMS 1962 - 2010, by Patrick Lane
Allan's painting October - Barn Owl will be on the cover of award-winning Canadian poet Patrick Lane's up-coming book entitled WITNESS : SELECTED POEMS 1962 - 2010, published by Harbour Publishing, available in September 2010. Patrick became interested in Allan's artwork after a visit to the Peninsula Gallery and coincidentally, is a former professor of Allan's from the University of Saskatchewan in 1988. For more info: www.harbourpublishing.com
W. Allan Hancock Room, Painter's Lodge Resort
In May 2010, Painter's Lodge honoured the artists of Painters At Painter's by dedicating rooms in perpetuity as a tribute to each artist. Room 425 at the world famous resort in Campbell River, BC is now the W. Allan Hancock Room and features Allan's artwork on its walls. On your next visit to Painter's Lodge, feel free to request to stay in room 425 and enjoy all the views the room has to offer, both inside and out!
British Columbia Ducks Unlimited 2009 Artist Of The Year
Allan was recently selected as the BC Ducks Unlimited 2009 Artist Of The Year with his painting entitled Silent Sentinel - Barred Owl. Limited Edition prints of his painting will be available at DU fundraisers throughout the year. Allan will have Artist Proof prints available for sale in January 2010.